Cranston resident Scott Duhamel has been elected to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Board of Directors, the insurer announced today.
Duhamel is one of the state's most active labor leaders, serving as health and welfare trustee, business representative and labor management cooperation initiative trustee for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. He's also the secretary-treasurer for the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Duhamel to our board of directors,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, BCBSRI president and CEO. “His expertise in building bridges between labor groups and the community will be an asset to BCBSRI as we continue to tackle the primary drivers of healthcare costs and improve the way healthcare is delivered in Rhode Island.”
“For more than 30 years, I’ve been working with organized labor groups to ensure the needs of union workers are identified and met, and healthcare has been an especially active topic the last few years,” said Mr. Duhamel. “I am an advocate in ensuring that all Rhode Islanders receive high-quality, affordable healthcare, and I look forward to working with BCBSRI on these important efforts in our community.”
According to a release, Duhamel is actively involved in the Rhode Island community and sits on a number of boards and committees, including Rhode Island AFL-CIO, Providence Central Council, Building Futures Advisory Council, Rhode Island Labor History Society and BuildRI. He is a member of the Providence First Source Commission, a position appointed to him by Mayor Taveras. Mr. Duhamel also is treasurer for Rhode Island Jobs with Justice and a steering committee member for Emerald City Collaborative.